Spring 2020

Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In this poignant novel, Jack is worried about his father, missing in action in Vietnam. His family, new best friend, and a bully unexpectedly all help Jack find the courage to do the right thing, not the easy thing.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 275
Publication Date 2020-04-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039230, JUV039060, JUV037000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Lexile 840
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Foreword Reviews

“A historical childhood fantasy in verse, Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully blends light summer fun with deep emotional challenges.”—Foreword Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Although it’s set in the 1960s, the story reflects timeless issues that will resonate with modern readers. A fresh, inspiring exploration of a daunting issue.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Darlene Beck-Jacobson

Darlene Beck Jacobson has a BA in Special Education and a Reading Specialist MA. She worked as a Speech Language Specialist for 20 years. Her book, Wheels of Change, was an NCSS Notable Book.